UW-Madison: UW geriatrics scientist wins prestigious Nathan Shock New Investigator Award

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Date: Aug. 1, 2013

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UW geriatrics scientist wins prestigious Nathan Shock New Investigator Award

Madison, Wis. — Rozalyn Anderson won the prestigious Nathan Shock New Investigator Award, to be given by the Gerontological Society of America at their annual meeting in November.

Anderson, assistant professor of medicine (geriatrics) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, was recognized for her outstanding contributions to new knowledge about aging through basic biological research. Anderson’s research investigates the role metabolism plays in creating disease vulnerability. A key component of her work is to determine how caloric restriction (reduced calorie intake without malnutrition) delays aging and the onset of age-associated diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disorders.

A UW faculty member since 2010, she has a joint appointment at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital where her research lab is based. Anderson earned her doctoral degree in biochemistry from University College, Dublin, Ireland.